Alain Prost to Supervise Bahrain Stewards
As part of the new policy implemented by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the Formula One drivers will have a representative watching over their interest in the stewards body at every race, in order for the decision-making process to become more transparent and fair in the future. The measure was applied by FIA's president Jean Todt in the wake of several controversial stewards' decision over the past 2 seasons.
It has emerged that Prost will not only be part of the stewards' body in Bahrain, but throughout the entire season.
The Frenchman is currently “unemployed”, quenching his thirst for racing in the Andros Trophy ice racing series in recent years. Just as in Formula One, he didn't take long to clinch a couple of titles of his own in the series.
As far as his Formula One career is concerned, one could hardly argue that he doesn't have the experience to judge racing incidents in the series. Apart from his 4 world titles – 3 with McLaren and one with Williams – the 55-year old Frenchman contested in no less than 199 races throughout his 13-year career in F1, taking 51 wins and making 106 podium appearances.
His on-track duels with 3-time world champion Ayrton Senna are part of F1's history books, as the two have turned racing into one of the most spectacular sports in the world in the late '80s and early '90s.